H.A. Der Hova
H.A. Der Hova (better known as Mark Ryan) widely became known as one of Canada's prominent dance music producers and remixers throughout most of the 90’s. Since signing his first recording contract at 17, he has released over 150 titles as an artist, producer and remixer under various aliases, including his successful 2-member Temperance project. Mark, as the sole writer, music programmer, producer, engineer and mixer of Temperance, gained several top ten hits in Canada, won 4 Juno Award nominations and numerous licenses worldwide.
In supporting local Canadian talent, Mark has exhibited his ability to produce many genres of music, including pop, dance/house, new age, and mainstream r&b music. His crossover club remixes demonstrate his skill in creating music that can be played both on radio as well as in the clubs. At 19, he was already labeled as a top remixer from Canada by Billboard Magazine.
In 1997, just after the explosion of Marks Billboard charting cover version of the Alphaville classic "Forever Young," with performances across Canada, the US and London, Mark parted ways with Temperance to explore new territories. He opened his own personal studio, continued supporting and producing local talent, was nominated for yet another Juno Award, and continued remixing numerous international mainstream and underground acts for worldwide releases.
In 2002, Mark relocated to the former Soviet Republic of Armenia. His love for his heritage pulled him towards a country that, although having a history of thousands of years, was yet in its infancy after independence in 1991. He recently opened a recording studio and plans to continue his work for labels abroad, but to also support local Armenian artists of all genres.